MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
Notice in the Federal Register
HRSA published a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the new Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F) Feedback Surveys. The feedback surveys were developed to determine the extent to which F2F Health Information Centers provide service to families of CYSHCN and health professionals who serve such families. Comments are due April 23, 2018. Comments are specifically recommended on:
- The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions
- The accuracy of the estimated burden of completing the survey
- Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected
- The use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Collection of Maps
The NASHP has developed national maps that highlight key characteristics of states' Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) program design for CYSHCN. The maps also illustrate states enrolling CYSHCN in MMC by delivery-system model and states with specialized managed care plans for CYSHCN.
CYSHCN Title V Medicaid
The NCMHI and NASHP published a new fact sheet that discusses main ideas from the 2017 webinar, Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation. The fact sheet provides strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between MCH Title V, CYSHCN programs and Medicaid agencies. Examples of Medicaid-Title V collaborative efforts from Colorado, Connecticut, and Texas are highlighted.
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Clinical Practice Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated clinical practice guidelines to assist primary care (PC) clinicians in the management of adolescent depression. This part of the updated guidelines is used to address practice preparation, identification, assessment, and initial management of adolescent depression in PC settings.
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Training & Educational
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Former and soon-to-graduate Division of MCH Workforce Development trainees who are interested in a career in behavioral health are encouraged to attend this virtual job fair. All you need in order to attend is your phone, a computer or tablet, and an internet connection. More than 100 health care organizations across the country will participate and discuss open positions. To register, create a professional profile on HRSA’s Health Workforce Connector, and sign-up for the job fair beginning Tuesday, March 13 (space will be limited).
Behavioral Health Job Fair
Developed by the NCMHI, this video tutorial provides pediatric clinicians, MCH Title V/CYSHCN program staff, family/caregivers, and other stakeholders a section-by-section overview of the web-based Family Engagement Quality Improvement Project Implementation Guide. The tutorial provides an overview of each section of the implementation guide and provides brief details about various tools and resources included in the guide.
Title V CYSHCN
This webinar series will borrow strategies used by commercial advertisers, leverage the best thinking of cognitive linguists, and apply findings from the latest communication research to help shape how people think about and support the health of young people. The next webinar in the series, Adolescents & Sex, will be held on March 27, 2018. This webinar will discuss recommendations for communicating about adolescent health in general, with a specific emphasis on sexual health. One additional webinar in the series is scheduled, “Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants,” which will be held on April 10, 2018.
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July 29 to 31, 2018
This year’s theme is Creating Results: Interprofessional Vision to Action. The Summit brings together a growing community of health professionals and educators who are committed to a future in health care where interprofessional teams improve the health of individuals and the communities where they live. Advance registration rates end June 1, 2018.
HRSA Funding Opportunities
March 26, 2018
The purpose of this program is to fund a national entity to support state efforts to implement evidence-based and promising early childhood vision screening, follow-up, and surveillance protocols by providing technical assistance, tools, training, and opportunities for information sharing and learning. Recipients will provide state entities expert and peer guidance to support the development and replication of strategies that are adapted to meet the unique needs of underserved communities, and address systemic barriers to implementing comprehensive systems for delivering vision screening services to young children.
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March 27, 2018
The purpose of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Capacity Building Program (AYAH-NCBP) is to improve the health of adolescents and young adults (aged 10 to 25) (AYAs) by strengthening the capacity of state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their clinical partners to address the needs of these population groups. Within the unique needs of this population, this program includes a focus on behavioral health.
April 2, 2018
The purpose of the Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Program (FICDRP) is to reduce fetal, infant, and child deaths by improving the quality of fatality reviews and providing evidence-based prevention strategies. Currently, there are approximately 1,350 Child Death Review (CDR) teams and 175 Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) programs in the US. This cooperative agreement will provide two categories of funding to improve and strengthen state and local capacity of the FIMR programs and CDR teams to perform complete and accurate fetal, infant, and child death reviews.
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April 18, 2018
The purpose of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on School-Based Health Services (CoIIN-SBHS) cooperative agreement program is to improve children’s and adolescents’ access to high quality, comprehensive health care through the expanded use of evidence-based models of school-based health (SBH) services, including SBH centers and comprehensive school mental health systems (CSMHSs). The intent of the CoIIN-SBHS is to improve the quality of SBH centers and CSMHSs, and to enhance the sustainability and growth of these models of SBH services across the nation and in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
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